ICT in talks with big game companies to transfer servers

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TEHRAN, Sep. 02 (MNA) – Regarding his efforts to solve the connection issues of online games, ICT minister has announced the start of negotiations with international game companies to transfer their servers to Iran.

In an Instagram post on Friday, Iran's ICT Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi said that he would pursue the demands of Iranian netizens to improve connection quality for online video games. Recently he had asked internet users to file their complaints regarding the issue.

Jahromi has said direct connections have already been established with two companies offering online video games. Now he has declared that this number has increased to four.

Addressing gamers, the ICT minister explained two parameters influential in internet connections which are ‘ping’ also known as latency and ‘jitter’. He noted, “now that we have direct connections with ‘Valve’, ‘Riot Games’, ‘Blizzard’ and ‘Gameforge’, not only the connection ping has increased to 80 milliseconds which is 50 percent better than before, but also jitter has significantly improved.” He went on to add, “without doubt, this temporary solution will improve the experience of gamers.”

“In the meantime, negotiations to transfer the servers of popular game companies are underway as part of a permanent solution for this problem, and I will inform you of our progress in the near future," the ICT minister continued.

In the end as a side note he wrote that cellular network isn’t favorable for online games. It is recommended that users connect through internet service providers.

Referring to domestic video games, he stressed that “some of our young talents are interested in developing video games. These people rely on the government’s support, so I hope there will come a day when the game industry in Iran has finally flourished.”

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